This week saw SAXOPRINT receive a very distinguished visit that we just had to let you all know about (no, not Wills and Kate, although we’re still gunning for them, so bear with us…). We had the genuine pleasure of welcoming Sascha May and Harry Mottram from Print Monthly, who stopped by to find out more about how we work.
We were very excited indeed to meet some of the creative people behind Print Monthly. The magazine defines itself as being a truly multi-media platform for the print industry, working across print, online, video and social media to disseminate trade information – and that means that this publication from sunny Bristol has a lot in common with us, as we pride ourselves on being an online printing service, i.e. a company which works in a thoroughly cross-media way. Preparing content for B2B readers is challenging but interesting at the same time, we were told by Harry who has a thing for thinking outside the box during his daily work.
What is more, we’re one of the more than 10,000 readers of Print Monthly’s printed edition, and have spent many an informative half-hour on their website printmonthly.co.uk and print7tv.com in our idle moments. Since we value and respect the journalistic professionalism and integrity behind the publication, however, we were slightly concerned that their visit might turn into a harsh questioning session, with Sascha and Harry playing good-journo, bad-journo to squeeze every last drop of information out of us for a massive exposé piece…
As it turned out, though, things were far more relaxed and we needn’t have worried one bit: our visitors wanted to get a general impression of how an online printers actually works, and we were more than able to satisfy their curiosity in this regard – without worrying that they’ll be waiting with the paparazzi, notepads and dictophones in hand when we’re next on an award-show red carpet!
Quite the opposite happened as there was excitement on both sides. As we asked Harry about his expectations and impressions about that visit he replied:
“I was warned that it would be large and I didn’t get disappointed.”
So obviously the size as well as the management impressed our guests. Terms like modern, well-organised, clean and thoroughly thought-through have been used by Harry.
Then again, while touring SAXOPRINT production facilities with our managing director, country manager and key account managers, Sascha and Harry had plenty of questions about how the SAXOPRINT system works, and we were more than happy to provide answers. It’s not every day that we have such curious, knowledgeable visitors and its always a pleasure to talk about what we do, so we hope to see some more faces from Print Monthly soon.